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Doin’ It, You Know

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The full 8-piece Soul Barkada did its thing on Friday night at The Derby in Los Feliz. We were part of a benefit show organized by the lovely Czarina Saba from the acoustic trio Todo Azul which featured our respective bands, as well as fellow Filipino American bands Apartment 92, Linggo, Late Night Merienda and […]

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Making The Cut

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I got my first haircut after some two and a half years today, courtesy of my sister’s good friend Sherry from Artform Sudio near Downtown.  The long hair just got out of control. No more ponytail, no more wannaberocker ‘do. But actually the new haircut isn’t too radically short. It’s still longish; the hair is […]

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Mr. Fix-It Solders On!

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 In preparing for Saturday’s Top40 gig with a band called Common Ground, I have to make sure my gear is in top working order. My decade-old Alesis QS6 has been plagued in the past few years with a faulty right output jack that sends no audio. I’ve fixed t in the past by opening up […]

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The 18th Anniversary of my 18th Birthday…

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Well that was nice…I was greeted with (automatic) birthday greetings in my Yahoo! mailbox by various forums that I had registered for. Also got one on my main email account from the Saturn Fans forum (car-related). So Sunday was, my 36th the 18th anniversary of my 18th birthday. Time marches on and stops for no […]

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Gettin’ Edu-Kaye-ted

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Session bass legend Carol Kaye did a one-night-only clinic at West L.A. Music in Universal City on Thursday night. After a friend recommended it to me, I thought it just might be a cool event to go to. What I didn’t expect was to learn a while ton about music from one of the most […]

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‘Blessed’ (Re)union of Soul / Busy Music Day

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Last year when we played at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Carnival, I cynically and half-jokingly said, “Oh, the next time we’ll get to play together again is next year’s Carnival!” I was sort of right. Even though we did the “trio” show for Lotus Festival, yes, this is the first time the band really played […]

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On The Bass Again

Last night at the studio we had a rehearsal for the upcoming show at the Blessed Sacrament Parish Carnival. Vince, Lisa and Louie were there, but since Dennis and Miguel would be out of the country, I got to play bass again and we had to call on a temp drummer, this time it’s a […]

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The Show Around The Corner

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So again I got to meld my music and community worlds tonight by performing for a benefit show three blocks from home at The Fountain Room, which is a multipurpose room shared by two local churches. The benefit was for their Christmas toy program, which will benefit some 500 kids in the community this December. […]

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I Got a Zoom H2!

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The FedEx lady dropped by and delivered a Zoom H2 digital recorder today! I ordered it online from Sweetwater.com ($199.97, no tax, free shipping). It’s pretty cool. And incredibly light too! But still somewhat solid. Still learning the thing but it’s pretty easy to use. It came with a 512MB SD card, which can record […]

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